|"The invasion has happened; you're probably surrounded by Zygons."|
These two 36mm tall "finely-sculpted" metal Zygons models are produced by “Warlord Games” and can be found within the Nottingham-based company's "Into The Time Vortex" range. Based upon the “fictional extra-terrestrial race” depicted in the 2013 BBC television story “The Day Of The Doctor”, these sculpts are covered in the shape-changing extra-terrestrials' famous suckers and will provide some additional reinforcements to my slowly expanding Zygon "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" faction.
Originally primed with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, these miniatures were then heavily washed with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson and dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone. As a final touch, and in order to keep their colour schemes consistent with my existing Zygon models, I blended in some "Citadel" Abaddon Black over the ends of their feet and hands; a somewhat contentious palette choice which hopefully implies that these "Nu Who" variants are capable of firing “electrical charges from their hands that can stun or disintegrate”.
|Ogrons WIPs - The Daleks' pets have been primed and dry-brushed|
Sticking with "Warlord Games" and their "officially approved by the BBC" range of "Doctor Who" figures, I having started work on my latest additions... six Ogrons fresh "from the outer fringes of the Mutter’s Spiral". These "tall, ape-like humanoids of limited intelligence" looked disappointingly thin and malnourished when I first saw them 'in the flesh' at Salute 2017, but have clearly been pleasingly 'beefed up' somewhat since then.
Viewed by many fans as simply the pets of the Daleks, on account of their two television appearances during Jon Pertwee's tenure as the travelling Time Lord, the Ogrons have actually been "used by other species as mercenaries" in the science fiction programme's wider canon. Indeed, I've been especially inspired to get these "mindless" minions painted, having recently listened to their misadventures in the "Big Finish" "Doctor Who" audio story, "The Romance Of Crime", starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson.
|Fenn Signis & Gaarkhan WIPs - The two Rebels have been re-based and undercoated|
With so many mini-projects on the go currently, the last thing I really needed was yet another distraction, and so it was with some horror that I recently found my "Star Wars" mojo reignited, courtesy of a review of "Imperial Assault" by "Fantasy Flight Games" over on "The Game Cupboard". To be fair, I already own a copy of the boxed game, and have previously painted a few of the miniatures, but rather ashamedly, I haven't actually ever played a game.
Determined to put that right I have subsequently had a look at the rule-set's Tutorial, and set about re-basing and priming two of the Rebel characters; Gaarkhan and Fenn Signis. This duo will (hopefully) just be a minor detour in my painting plans, as I don't currently intend working on any of the other plastic miniatures in the starter set. Having said that though, the pair might provide me with some George Lucas-inspired practice in time for the release of the Star Wars "army" miniatures game "Legion" next March...